Here is a lilting song which captures the pain of the Afghan people and asks pertinent questions… simple questions that we often forget to ask. The strumming haunts our minds much after the song is over mainly because these questions remain unanswered and our conscience unclear.
The song is an extract from a documentary KABUL TRANSIT made by David Edwards, Maliha Zulfacar & Gregory Whitmore .
VARIETY reviews the film as “Spare, Unsentimental, Uncompromising”.
The synopsis reads thus – “In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners & Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. Kabul Transit shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids. The result is a unique cinematic experience — a shifting mosaic of encounters and raconteurs, captured glances and telling gestures, all beautifully shot and woven together by the music and the found sounds of a city sluggishly coming to life. Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would — with a freshness born of apprehension on finding oneself in a place that is at once hauntingly strange and altogether familiar.”
More details on http://www.kabultransit.net
Do pass it on. Cheers to cinema that makes a difference!
Hope we can make light to remove at least some of the darkness. Happy Diwali to all.